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Aerospace Club among 20 teams picked by NASA for April ‘launch initiative’

Feb. 23, 2009—Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club is among 20 student teams selected by NASA from colleges and universities around the country to participate in NASA’s 2008-2009 University Student Launch Initiative April 18. The annual rocketry challenge will be held April 18 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Student teams will bring their rocket projects to...

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Robots monitor emotional state of children

Feb. 19, 2009—The day that robot playmates help children with autism learn the social skills they naturally lack has come a step closer with the development of a system by Professor Nilanjan Sarkar that allows a robot to monitor a child’s emotional state. “There is a lot of research going on around the world today trying to...

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Robots snag flag, paper towers stand under pressure

Feb. 18, 2009—Two iRobots each guided by students in an adjacent classroom bumped and glided through a obstacle course of upturned chairs, blobs of cardboard, overturned tables and waste cans, a coat hanger and an overstuffed backpack, to reach a hidden flag.   The course, looking more like the aftermath of a serious campus party, was prominently...

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Alum introduces Obama at signing ceremony for stimulus bill

Feb. 18, 2009—Yesterday Blake Jones gave President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden a tour of a solar array his company installed on the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the largest system of its kind in Colorado. “I get the opportunity to talk about my favorite subject with the president of the United States,” Jones...

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E Week: Winners hit bullseye – eggxactly

Feb. 16, 2009—Teams braved cold temps and a steady breeze on top of Featheringill Hall today in an attempt to win cash in an Egg Drop Competition that kicked off Engineers Week events on campus. Engineering students had one hour to devise a container that would safely cushion its cargo egg from a three-story plunge. Fifty-five students...

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Robot obstacle course, fastest Geek contest highlight Engineers Week

Feb. 11, 2009—Engineering students at Vanderbilt University will showcase their ingenuity through a series of challenging – but fun – competitions and events held during National Engineers Week February 16-20. In addition to spotlighting the engineering profession, the competitions and activities are designed to interest students in engineering and scientific fields. Media and the public are invited....

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Chemical engineering senior awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship for international study

Feb. 11, 2009—Senior Amanda Scott has won a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship – a full-cost award for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Scott will begin her studies at Cambridge in October 2009. Scott plans to pursue a master’s degree in advanced chemical engineering in order to gain the training...

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Hornberger to deliver Hall Lecture Feb. 10

Feb. 10, 2009—George M. Hornberger will give the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture – Complicated Interdependencies: Water, Energy and Food – at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Featheringill Hall’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium. Recognized as an international leader in hydrology and environmental engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering,...

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